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Tornado reported near downtown Minneapolis

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Bemidji Pioneer
Tornado reported near downtown Minneapolis
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the counties that include Minneapolis and St. Paul, and says it has received a report of a tornado just north of downtown.

The weather services say it received reports of the tornado at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday. Radar shows the storm is moving north at about 20 mph. It reportedly damaged a downtown church.

The tornado warning covers central Anoka County, northeastern Hennepin County and western Ramsey County. It remains in effect until 2:45 p.m.

Pioneer staff reports